Scott Kirkpatrick named chair, new members added
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced
that Scott Kirkpatrick has been named chair of its Board of Governors.
Kirkpatrick has served on the board since 2015 and is also an ex officio
member of BRG’s Board of Trustees.
Kirkpatrick is an attorney at Roedel Parson's Baton Rouge office, where he is
a lobbyist on state issues. Among other clients, Kirkpatrick represents
the Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana, American Traffic Solutions
and Louisiana Notary Association. Kirkpatrick received his B.A. in Government
and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from
Louisiana State University.
The BRG Foundation also announced two new members of its Board of Governors:
Laura Parr and Jim Purgerson, Jr. Both members were elected to serve a
three-year term beginning January 1.
Parr is the incoming President of the BRG Auxiliary Board. In addition
to her involvement with the BRG Auxiliary/Volunteer Services, she volunteers
for various community organizations including the LSU Greater Baton Rouge
Alumni Association, LSU Campus Club, and Newcomer/Encore Club of Baton
Rouge. After graduating with a B.S. in Medical Record Science from the
University of Southwestern Louisiana, Parr worked as director of medical
records at hospitals in Louisiana and beyond.
Purgerson is Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer of Citizens
Bank & Trust Company. He serves on the bank’s Board of Directors
and holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation conferred
by the CCIM Institute of the National Association of REALTORS®. Purgerson
serves on the Board of Directors of Coastal Conservation Association –
Louisiana and the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board, while also acting
as president of the Mystic Krewe of Achilles of Baton Rouge and chair
of the Parish Finance Council of Our Lady of Mercy Church.
Other members of the board include:
- Rick Bond, Vice Chair – Bond Construction Co.
- Michael Albritton, Secretary – ASA Properties
- Patrice Jones, Treasurer – CPA, community activist
- Gwen Hamilton, Immediate Past Chair – New Schools for Baton Rouge
- Sandra Holub – Albemarle Foundation
- Mark Goodson – CSRS Inc.
- Rick Lipscomb – WHLC Architecture
- Phyllis McLaurin – Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer,
BRG Board of Trustees Chair
- Ernest J. Mencer, MD – Retired Director, BRG Regional Burn Center
- Keith O’Neill – Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
- Bart Phillips – Baton Rouge Cargo Services Inc.
- William Russell, MD – BRG Pennington Cancer Center
- Edgardo Tenreiro, ex officio member – BRG President and CEO
About the Baton Rouge General Foundation
The Baton Rouge General Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises
funds to support programs, education, services and research for Baton
Rouge General. The hospital's mission is to preserve and restore health,
one person at a time. Foundation donors directly impact and improve healthcare
provided to the Greater Baton Rouge community by supporting the enhancement
of key service areas, establishing new programs and purchasing of new
equipment or technology. For more information, visit
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community
hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General
opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community
with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital
since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University
School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including
a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine
Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Program. For more information, visit
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